We’re back at Boomtown!
Once again the IllumiNaughty team returns to take over the Psychedelic Forest in the heart of the Boomtown Festival, where we will be smashing out some of the finest freshest psychedelic sounds and performers. We’ll also be presenting a new full feast of immersive décor and visuals – see you in the forest!

First headliners announced – more to follow on the 20th Feb!

Shpongle (feat Simon Posford, Raja Ram, Michelle Adamson) LIVE
Bliss
GMS
Phaxe
Freedom Fighters
Skazi
Avalon
Dino Psaras
Krome Angels
Hypnocoustics

Also, Sunday will see our techno take over with:

Charlotte de Witte
Enrico Sangiuliano
Extrawelt

Loads more to be announced soon!

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LINEUP

SHPONGLE

Shpongle (pronounced /ˈʃpɒŋɡəl/) is a psychedelic downtempo or Psybient music project. The members are Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen) and Raja Ram (one third of The Infinity Project). Simon takes care of the production, instrumentation and programming, while Raja Ram is the flautist and Cunning Linguist. They DJ separately and together, Simon having just completed 52 shows in the USA touring with a visual extravaganza known as ‘The Shpongletron’.
Dongle and Mongle are the only two other words rhyming with Shpongle…a strange hybrid of electronic manipulation and shamanic midgets with frozen digits squeezing the envelope and crawling through the doors of perception, find a new pair of dice…extra numbers and colours an infinite expanding bubble, filled with a bizzare, strange world of dripping hallucinatory wallpaper, a garden of earthly delights………..Shpongleland…..a place of well being, and reflective surfaces, morphing like an anacondas skin and shimmering like a million colour changing squid, at fifty fathoms.. truly unfathomable like seperating water from it’s wetness, the Ineffable Mysteries unweave …..

SKAZI

Punk Rocker/Trancer – Asher Swissa, aka Skazi, a mega DJ producer and performer, is considered to be one of the leading names in the worldwide electronic dance music and trance scenes. With over half a million followers in all social networks, he is constantly playing and performing in huge festivals and events with large audiences all over the globe, putting dance-floors on fire with his energetic sets that combine various electronic elements and motives wrapped with his distinct and unique sound. His Music combines guitars, strings, electronic synthesizers and wild vocals and a rich repertoire of huge hits, taken from his 5 albums resume along side a wide selection of new and unreleased tracks, that leave their mark on every dance-floor for over a decade, including the tremendous cooperation with MC Fishy on “Hit & Run” and the eternal remix to Infected Mushroom’s “I Wish”.

BLISS

BLiSS, also known as Yonatan Marcow, has been producing high quality and original Psytrance music since 2005, blending his musical knowledge and production skills into cutting-edge and fresh new sounds. His music has its own style, with lots of aggression and love that is mushed up into full on power trance. Since the release of his surprising debut album back in 2005, “The Rhythmus Gene”, he toured the world, performing all over the Psytrance party map. The crowds love gave him the push and motivation to create more music and since then he released countless tracks on compilations, another solo album (“The Looney Bin”) and 4 more collaboration albums, two with his side project A-TEAM (with Painkiller) and two with Azax vs BLiSS. Its easy to pinpoint what makes him stand out from the rest, his ability to create not only dance music but music that you dance to. BLiSS is a musician that never slips into the current music fashion slide and stays loyal to himself while exploring new and unheard territories.

FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Freedom Fighters is the cutting-edge psychedelic project by Shahaf Efrat, a producer with over a decade of experience.
Signed to heavyweight label HOMmega next to acts like Astrix and Juno Reactor, He released his debut album ‘Rebel’ in 2015, which not only hit #1 on Beatport, but ruled its ‘Top selling albums’ for over a month.
Aside from HOMmega, he has released tracks on notable labels like Zenon, Iboga, Nano, VII and Armada, which led him to 5 Beatport #1’s till date.
Touring for the last decate, Freedom Fighters took his unique sound to the next level, Playing in huge events on one hand and underground events on the other hand, in almost every place on the globe. From Australia to USA, Canada, South & Central America, South Africa and all over Europe.
Freedom Fighters is receiving support from his leading label mates – Infected Mushroom, who named him “one of the best upcoming artists at the moment”, and he was also featured on “A State Of Trance” radio show and UK’s BBC Radio 1.

Welcome to the dark side!

PHAXE

Kevin aka Phaxe has gone from a no-name to an international player of the Progressive Trance elite within no time. Dropping his artist name Phaxe in 2007 provokes few, if any, reactions. Only 4 years later he has become a synonym for upper-league party music. Highly acclaimed live sets all around the world, applauded releases, and remixes for some of the scene’s biggest names tell an impressing success story. A story that makes the man from Copenhagen repeatedly being described as a “Progressive Prodigy”.
This irresistible mixture is first to be heard in 2007 when a Phaxe track is released on IONO Music. One year later things take off: The title “Swing King” gains euphoric feedback from both party freaks and DJs worldwide. Within no time Phaxe is producing together with artists like Audiomatic, Morten Granau, Vice, Zyce, Flegma and many others. Great compliments are given to him when the still young producer is asked to remix some of his early Progressive Trance idols like Haldolium, Atmos and Symphonix. His long awaited debut album is signed on the prestigious label Iboga.
Despite his impressive success story Phaxe always keeps a humorous and friendly attitude which is very noticeable when seeing him on stage. In this very situation his unbroken passion for Progressive Trance rubs off on the audience through vibrant sound waves.

AVALON

Avalon has grown massively from his UK underground roots into one of the leading and most in-demand artists in the Psy-Trance scene today. After a decade of consistently topping the charts with his pioneering style, Avalon has had ten Psy-Trance number 1 hit’s on Beatport and three number 1 selling albums, totalling 6 albums under his belt. He is one of the top headliners at most major psychedelic trance events around the globe. In the studio he has worked with Tristan, Vini Vici, Astrix, Burn In Noise, Ace Ventura to name a few.
Avalon’s collaboration projects have also garnered mass appeal having produced two successful albums with Dj Tristan under the project name ‘Killerwatts’ and one album with Sonic Species under his progressive alias ‘Future Frequency’.

G.M.S.

GMS (also known as the Growling Mad Scientists) is a Dutch psychedelic trance duo which has attained significant popularity from the early 1990s to the present time (2012).Formed by Shajahan Matkin (also known as Riktam) and Joseph Quinteros (also known as Bansi) in the city of Amsterdam, the duo has attracted a large international fanbase.In 1997 they moved to ibiza, where they live since then. GMS founded Spun Records in 1999, the first psychedelic trance label in the United States and Ibiza, Spain. In 2008, GMS left Spun Records to further concentrate on their own careers and had created in 2009 a new label to release all of their music from their own various bands called Starbox Music. They have sold over 400.000 copies worldwide. Director Tony Scott used GMS tracks in his films Man on Fire, Domino and Unstoppable. GMS won the Psy-Trance award twice (in 2001 and 2009) at the Pacha Ibiza DJ Awards.

ENRICO SANGIULIANO

Enrico Sangiuliano is a Producer, Performer & Sound Designer born in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Since he was a child, his desire was to create noises and sounds from everyday objects, but it was in his teenage years he turned his attention to technology and started to learn how to make music on his computer at home in the 90’s.
During this time, he started to head to many of the illegal raves in Northern Italy as a partygoer, but when a friend listened to one of Enrico’s sets, he swiftly introduced him to one of the main party organisers where after 10 minutes of listening to him play, they simply said “You’re In!”.
From that moment, Enrico spent 10 years playing all over Italy, from small intimate venues to big outdoor raves. Many of his tracks during this period, became party anthems for all fans those who regularly attended every event, and to this day, they are still all unreleased.
Since 2009, his productions have been signed to a wide variety of world leading labels including Truesoul, Herzblut, Gem Records, Octopus Recordings and Rhythm Converted. But his international recognition came in August 2015 with his remix of DJ Boris’s “Can You Hear Me” on Alleanza. The track held onto the #1 position on Beatport for 14 weeks, along with featuring in the Beatport overall chart for 5 weeks. The track holds the title of the highest selling track on Beatport of 2015 and was nominated at the IDMA Awards in the “Best Techno / Tech-House Track of 2015” category.
After this success, big things were expected from the Italian producer, and he didn’t disappoint. His EP “X-Pollination” released in March 2016 on Unrilis smashed into the charts to sit at #1 for over 2 months, and held onto the #1 position overall of Beatport.
Showing no signs of continuously releasing smash hit records, what will be next for the Italian producer? As can assure you, something exciting is always around the corner.

CHARLOTTE DE WITTE

If there’s one DJ about to take the world by storm, it’s Charlotte de Witte. Never shying away from a challenge, always malling her career and music the way she envisions it. And scorching through a myriad of uncompromising, agressive techno sets across Europe every single weekend.
No surprise then, that the rest of the world is calling for Charlotte. After already having toured Asia and Canada, she’s ready to conquer the world. Few dj’s belong to the group that can work on that level – from the biggest stages to the sweatiest basement raves.
Still her heart remains tied to the both the underground Techno scene and Belgium where she can be found championing new talent both on her Saturday night radio show, ‘Playground Charlotte de Witte’ on Studio Brussel, Belgium’s leading radio station, and at KNTXT de Witte’s residency at Brussels Techno institution Fuse.
Having moved into production, de Witte has wasted no time in establishing herself as a serious talent in the studio as well as behind the decks. But whilst a Charlotte de Witte DJ set is guaranteed to get you moving, Charlotte’s own music has provided her with a chance to reveal another side.
This is only the beginning, it seems. “My Feeling”, from Charlotte’s follow-up EP on Turbo Recordings “Sehnsucht”, was Mixmag’s Track of 2016, the year in which Charlotte won Red Bull Elektropedia’s Award for best producer in her native Belgium. To top it all off, Trax Magazine dubbed her ‘nouvel espoir de la techno belge’ while Tsugi coined her “revelation for 2017”.

EXTRAWELT

Living and breathing electronic music since the early ‘90s, Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe have carved out a piece of its history and showed us that in the vast spectrum of dance music, where the normal world ends, Extrawelt begins. Starting out as DJ’s, they found their pathway to production in the studio of fellow Hamburg natives, X-Dream. The inspiration they took away from these initial sessions soon pollinated into projects such as ‘Midimiliz’, and ‘Spirallianz’; both of which gained remarkable success in the scene. However it was in 2005 that they started a new project by the name of Extrawelt which marked a new musical trajectory. The very first production under this new moniker found itself in the hands of James Holden who then released it on his revered label ‘Border Community’. The breakthrough single `Soopertrack´ would pave the way for an exceptional career including a plethora of records, remixes and countless live shows at the most interesting clubs and festivals around the globe.

2017 has marked a year of renewal in the Extrawelt realm. Besides their new studio and freshly curated live set up, their third album ‘Fear Of An Extra Planet’ has edged itself into the world and found new space to occupy with its focussed and to-the-point ten track oeuvre. By default, this has summoned the arrival of what the pair enjoys doing most; playing live on tours throughout the world with music which continues to remind people of the purity of techno music’s past while shedding light on the sound of the future.

DINO PSARAS

He’s been on the block for a long time, but if the recent movements of Dino Psaras are anything to go by – he’s far from just a musical memory. Cruising through an over 20-year career – the talented DJ and producer has done it all. From mixing it up with the likes of Carl Cox, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren and Ferry Corsten – to his glowing back catalogue of releases which have stood the test of time – Dino keeps on giving and proving that he’s worthy of his plaudits.

KROME ANGELS

KromeAngels have risen to a new level. The trio, who have been a watchword for dance innovation, amazing global parties and vast musical talent throughout the last two decades are not content to rest on their laurels, but are as hungry for new musical experience as they ever have been.
These three veterans of the scene, who had always been full of respect for one another’s music, first joined forces as KromeAngels back in 2006. Only now, though, have they matured into an album act, with their aptly-titled debut ‘Modern Day Classics’ currently making waves worldwide and their second album ‘Sexy, Freaky, Nasty’ and preceding singles featuring rave legends MC Darrison and Sian Evans (Kosheen) ready to cement their position as international electronic music titans.
But who are they? This mighty sonic triumvirate comprises Brighton-born Dino Psaras (the first Dragonfly DJ, the first person to release on the Perfecto Fluoro label and member of Cydonia and Ayahusca); Dado (the renowned French music producer who has collaborated with the likes of Bamboo Forest and spearheaded projects such as Transwave); and Shanti (whose infamous basslines made him the young prodigy of the Voov Festival, and who composed the Visionquest 2003 DVD signature tune).

HYPNOCOUSTICS

Hypnocoustics is the solo Psychedelic Trance project of London based artist Joe Studt. Originally formed in 2009 with Benjamin Wood, Joe has since solidified his reputation within the UK as one of the countries top psychedelic producers with a string of hit EP’s, two albums on Liquid Records and acclaimed live performances at some of the biggest and best dance floors on the global psy-trance scene including bookings with Boom Festival, Universo Paralello, Ozora and Noisily Festival in the UK.
Hypnocoustics has also collaborated with luminaries of the Psychedelic Trance scene including Cosmosis, Tristan, Space Tribe, Dick Trevor, Dino Psaras and Hujaboy, along with further hit collaborations with some of the key producers of the next generation including Brainiac, Outsiders, Spinal Fusion and James West. Joe brings a unique musical touch to all his compositions and a deep passion for the global psychedelic movement, and is considered to be one of the UK’s brightest and most talented Psytrance artists.

THE GOBLIN

The Goblin takes over the decks to bring IllumiNaughty`s psychedelic soul alive on the dance floor. His DJ performance has been gathering a lot of interest by the audience since 2016 in the UK. He mixes the most powerful & dynamic styles of Full-on Psy-trance tracks for the sake of LOVE`n CHAOS!